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The Haldimand County Jr. Fire Fighter Program

Are you interested in experiencing life as a firefighter? or being a hero in your community?  Have you ever wondered what it feels like to wear almost 50lbs of bunker gear and SCBA?  If you are a student and have ever had the desire for any of this, then the Junior Fire Fighter Program may be for you!

Over the years, the Dunnville fire Fire Fighters have always welcomed students to this very enjoyable program. From day one we treat our students like family, and in some cases they have been, both at the station and away from the station, and they all agree that this program has been one of the best experiences of their life. Recent students who have joined us include Dakota Wolfe, Lucas Geerdink, Makayla Grant, Kailey Dunne and Evan Gibson.

The program allows students the ability to gain volunteer hours  required for graduation by volunteering at fire stations within their community, by observing and participating in station duties as well as  firefighter training.

Each of our students will receive valuable training in First aid/CPR at the Health Care Provider Level.  Full PPE including personal turnout gear, (bunker gear) will be issued to each student for the duration of the program. This gear will be stored in fire gear racks along side the gear of the rest of the stations firefighters.  This provides all students a sense of belonging as it allows them to be a part of our team with everything we do!

Besides providing volunteer hours for students, life learning skills are also developed through their community involvement and time at our station. Junior firefighters  who are successful in this program demonstrate good work ethic skills, a good attitude, a willingness to learn and adapt, patience, empathy, reliability and trustworthiness, as well as the desire to help people.


Some of the many activities that our students are involved in are; weekly training sessions, both in class and in the field, equipment and station inspections, as well some hands on with our tools and trucks. We are fortunate in Dunnville to have some very unique pieces of equipment not available in most stations in the county like a zodiac rescue boat and  an aerial platform.  Last, but certainly not least, our students play an active role in fire prevention, both at fire department events, as well as elementary schools as well.

There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer, and our students witness this first hand during their time in this program.  Communities love their volunteers, and working in the fire department is a perfect example. If you are a student and are interested in gaining volunteer hours in one of the most exciting and rewarding opportunities that is available, consider becoming a Junior Fire Fighter. More information on becoming a member of this program at the Dunnville Fire Station, or any other station can be attained at the Haldimand County website.


"Proud To Be A Part Of Our Students Success"

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